[xmonad] Thoughts on the floating layer

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Fri Aug 13 11:39:07 EDT 2010

> "Jan Vornberger" <Jan.Vornberger at Informatik.Uni-Oldenburg.DE> writes:
> > So I'm thinking about how the floating layer can be improved. Looking at
> > the implementation, I feel that the floating layer is a little bit
> > 'bolted on'. So my proposal: how about changing the core so that it
> > allows to specify a _layout_ for managing floating windows?
> > At the same time, floating windows could be integrated properly into the
> > StackSet data structure. Each workspace should have two stacks
> > associated with them: one that contains the windows in the tiled layer
> > and the other stack contains the windows in the floating layer.
> I believe having two stacks has been the plan for a while; it's just
> that it hasn't yet annoyed anyone enough to make them bother to
> implement it ;-)

Actually, I did implement it, in 2007, and the two-level data structure
was rather horribly more complicated.

-- Don

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